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Miología craneal de Tropidurus melanopleurus (Squamata: Tropiduridae)


Cuadernos de Herpetología 11 (1-2): 51-62, 1997


The cranial myology of Tropidurus melanopleurus is described. It agrees with that exhibited by other Tropiduridae, that present a common myological pattern that is included in the most generalized pattern for other iguanians. Specific characteristics that stand out are related to the presence of mandibulohyoideus III and to the absence of a differentiated sternothyroideus.

Key words:

músculos; Tropidurus; anatomía craneal; bauplan

Marcus, A.R. & Moro, S.A. 1997. Miología craneal de Tropidurus melanopleurus (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Cuadernos de Herpetología 11: 51-62.